"The Future Of"
An NYU Tandon Podcast
Based out of New York University's Tandon School of Engineering, "The Future Of" looks at emerging technological innovation and research via interviews with NYU Tandon faculty and students.
The Future of Transportation: Hyperloop!
When SpaceX called on students from around the world to help them design a better hyperloop, NYU Tandon answered that call. The Tandon team is now amongst 52 finalists competing to create the fastest functioning prototype of a hyperloop pod for Elon Musk's company. Mathieu Loing, president of NYU Hyperloop, and Salvy Cavicchio explain how the hyperloop works and their process in creating the best version of this emerging form of transportation.
The Future of Finance: Quantitative Portfolio Management
How are we using mathematical models to engineer better ways of making money? This week we interview Financial Engineering students at NYU Tandon to find out how they're changing the investment game to solve for market crowdedness, using statistical methods to make investment more profitable and less risky.
The Future of Games: Artificial Intelligence
Christoph Salge, Michael Green, and Tiago Machado on NYU Tandon's Game Innovation Lab explain how artificial intelligence is changing digital games, and how digital games provide excellent testbeds for AI. Christoph and Michael talk about the Generative Design in Minecraft Competition: an open-call challenge for programmers to create machine learning programs that generate landscapes in the popular video game Minecraft.
The Future of Medicine: Imaging & Delivery Systems
We talk to two researchers approaches to diagnosing and treating diseases could very well be a part of our near future. One is doing her PhD in Computer Science and working to make medical images even more incredibly powerful diagnostic tools, and the other, a biochemist, using proteins to deliver drugs for osteoarthritis treatment.
The Future of Transportation: Autonomous Vehicles
Professor Li Jin of the Civil and Urban Engineering Department, along with graduate students Reuben Juster and Nick Caros, discuss the many ways in which autonomous vehicles are projected to shape how we get around in the future. They point out the work still needed to be done before autonomous vehicles become a permanent fixture in our lives.
The Future of Governance: Elections
TFO discusses how attempts to influence voters are evolving with data scientist and Tandon Ph.D. student Laura Edelson, and how governments could improve the voting process, and increase voter's trust, with The GovLab Knowledge Director Andrew Young.
The Future of Cybersecurity: Passwords
This week, TFO looks at how passwords work, why we use them, and how they might change in the future. Hossein Siadati, a Tandon Ph.D. graduate, and Sophia D'Antoine, the Tandon OSIRIS Hacker-in-Residence, explain the pros and cons of our current login system.
Annie Brinich is a graduate student at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering, pursuing a master's degree in Integrated Digital Media. She loves making and listening to podcasts, as well as studying sound design and digital interaction.